P.S. & Co. is an organic wellness cafe that focuses on plant-based, gluten-free, and nutrient-dense meals. Our menu is filled with fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Each ingredient is carefully chosen to nourish the mind, body, and soul. We like to see our skin glow from eating and drinking delicious and nutritious fruits and vegetables. Our savory items don’t have any added sugars as typical restaurant foods tend to consist. If we need a sweetener, we use…you guessed it, plants! Carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, or peas can be used as a naturally sweet addition. Our offerings are low in salt as well and you always have the option to add more to your liking. Healthy fats include avocados, nuts and nut flours, seeds, and high-quality oils. Our oils consist of organic cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil, organic cold-pressed coconut oil, and organic toasted sesame oil. We never use the ever-prevalent "vegetable" or canola or grape seed oils that are seen in many establishments. You can use olive oil for cooking - just cook at a lower-medium heat to prevent smoking or oxidation just as Italians have been doing for centuries. No need to use oils marketed as "high smoke-point" or "low smoke-point, which can be more expensive and processed. If you know us for our sweets, (it’s in the name, right!?) we consider our sweet options as health-forward foods as well. These may not be the type of foods you would want to over-indulge on but when eaten occasionally, there is no need for guilt. Even our sweets are packed with fiber, protein, healthy fats, and superfoods. Whether you are cooking for yourself at home, using our meal plans or Prep, or ordering off our menu, we want you to take these pointers with you to have the healthiest lifestyle possible.
Benefits of A Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet
Antioxidants are known to prevent and delay certain types of cell damage in our bodies. Primarily found in natural forms of fruits and vegetables, antioxidants and phytonutrients from these plants have been known to show a lower risk of several diseases when eaten regularly. Antioxidants are also found in spices, herbs, and seeds. Eating the whole plant is the most effective way to consume these nutrients as opposed to being taken via a supplement.
Fiber is always a tricky one. It’s not discussed nearly as often as protein is, but should be! Most Americans are fiber deficient but it’s an easy problem to solve. Nope, not through a chalky powder, you add to your water…fiber is found in plants! The #1 place to find fiber is through whole foods such as fruit, vegetables, beans, seeds, and legumes. Western diets typically have a high content of fat, sugar, animal protein, and starch. In some developing nations in Africa such as Tanzania and Burkina Faso, diets are shown to have seven times the amount of fiber than Americans, through plants.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Nutrients found in healthy fats, such as nuts, seeds, and avocado can promote anti-inflammatory properties. These nutrients contain polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids which are essential in proper brain and nerve functioning. Omega-3s are known to assist in the prevention and treatments of certain neurological disorders, heart disease; and reduce arthritis, diabetes, and osteoporosis.
P.S. & Co.’s Menu
Organic Acai Bowls - Made with organic unsweetened acai, banana, and topped with organic berries, our acai bowls make for a great option to get your antioxidants in. Other options include our organic acai dragonfruit bowl which has dragonfruit, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, and banana added to the base. And finally, we have a protein-packed option made with: mango, passionfruit, pineapple, dragonfruit, banana, and Tierra Farm almond butter.
Organic Acai Dragonfruit Smoothie - A potent blend of antioxidants and organic ingredients including our homemade brazil nut milk, acai, dragonfruit, mango, passionfruit, pineapple, and banana. Optional add-ins are kale, hemp, or chia seeds.
Organic Sweetheart Sugar Cookie - Even our Valentine’s treats have superfood powers in them. Our Icings are 100% plant-derived natural hues. The pink palette? Made with pitaya (dragonfruit)!
Pitaya - this fruit is delicious in its whole, natural form or can be used as a plant-powered food coloring when dried and powdered. Pink pitaya can also be used in baked goods, yogurts, milks, and smoothies. Containing several phytochemical components in the flesh, seeds, and peel; pink pitaya is known to carry antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties. Also high in Vitamin C, a water-soluble essential vitamin that has been known to boost immunity, lower blood pressure, and work as a defense mechanism with its powerful antioxidant embodiment.
Organic Thai Young Coconut Yogurt with Fruit Jam, Fresh Fruits, and Nut/Seed Granola - Another new menu drop, our hand-scooped coconut yogurt is bursting with antioxidants and fiber. Are you looking for a hydrating, fresh, light, yet filling breakfast option? This is for you. You will be glowing from the inside out.
Organic Passionfruit - Find passionfruit sprinkled throughout the menu. Try a Mango Lassi, made with organic mango, passionfruit, pineapple, banana, and coconut milk. Or perhaps an acai dragonfruit or protein-packed acai bowl.
Organic Carrot Ginger Bisque - New item alert! Filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The fresh ginger in this bisque adds to the immune-boosting properties, perfect for this winter weather.
Organic Caesar Salad - Back on the menu to stay! Our Caesar salad has it all, fiber, protein, vitamin A and C, and folate from the dark leafy greens. Fiber, phytonutrients, and protein from the bbq tempeh, and omega-3’s from the homemade dressing. Oh, and some probiotics in our pickled onions just to add a few health benefits!
Organic Mohinga Noodle Soup - A staple here at PS.& Co., our organic, vegan, gluten-free soup is a nourishing and healthful go-to year-round. Packed with nutritious ingredients such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, shallots, leeks, sweet potatoes, kaffir lime leaves, and lemongrass, this option is beyond healing. Every Burmese family has its own version of Mohinga and ours is near and dear to our founder’s heart. This soup comes complete with her mother’s very own sesame chili oil blend if you like the extra spice!